Worst Deck Stain Ever

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Old 04-15-16, 03:51 PM
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If the ad and price of "Weatherscreen Water Repellent Deck Stain, Semi Transparent #716 Natural Tone Cedar" attracts your attention, forget about it!!!
It is sold by Menards and manufactured by PPG.
It is the worst I have ever used for quality control of the density and color of the product. I purchased 4 gallons, opened the first can, sort of the brown cedar tone I expected. Opened a second can to mix with the first, it had a very orange cast.
Blended not too bad at first it seemed, but even being well mixed, it dried with with very notable color variations. Last two cans going back unopened for a refund.
Now I just hope as it weathers, the colors fade to a similar look.
 
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Old 04-16-16, 03:08 AM
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While I'm not familiar with that particular stain, PPG has some good coatings. Are you sure both cans were mixed well? Any pigments left at the bottom of the can will alter the color and consistency. Generally it's best to intermix all the paint/stain prior to applying it although paint stores and manufactures are a lot better at consistently keeping the same color than they used to be. Did you check the code on the cans to see if maybe they were from 2 different batches?
 
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Old 04-17-16, 09:36 AM
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I always mix the materials together if I have a job that's going to take more than one can - it's pretty common for two cans of paint or stain to not exactly match each other.
 
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Old 04-19-16, 04:53 AM
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"worst stain ever"

My post may have not been too clearly stated as worded "Blended not too bad at first it seemed, but even being well mixed, it dried with with very notable color variations". Even after well shaking and stirring, and mixing/blending two gallons together, it still had had color variations. This brand is made by PPG and sold only under the Weatherscreen label as a house brand for Menards . Perhaps cheaper due to lower quality standards or end of manufacturing run? Just my version of an FYI that I got what I paid for.
 
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